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. like the crew of apollo 8, who took this picture commonly known as "earth rise" from the window of the craft as they orbited the moon in 1968. unfortunately, nearly half the earth was in shadow. an unmanned soviet spacecraft called zond 7 got this shot during a lunar fly-by. i guess you would call that a gibbous earth. fully lit by the sun. it is probably a shot you have seen so often you don't think how amazing it is. it was nicknamed the blue marble and it was taken by one of the astronauts on board, apollo 17. apollo 17 launched 40 years ago today, december 17, 1972. it was a night launch, aiming for the littoral valley. gene cernan, harrison jack schmitt and ron evans aboard. apollo 17 launched at night, and when they landed three days later, the sun was behind them. and so that particular launch trajectory put a fully formed beautifully lit earth in the window of the command module at a time when the astronauts really should have been too busy to look at it. here is how al reinert, who co-wrote the movie "apollo 13" describes what happened. quote, at five hours and a few mi
since the last mission lifted off for the moon. apollo 15's moon walker sits down with me next. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] everyone deserves the gift of all day pain relief. this season, discover aleve. all day pain relief with just two pills. alisyn: several people reportedly hurt on japan's coast after a powerful 7.3 quake hits the same region defend stated by last year's quake and tsunami. today's quake triggered small waves. but there are no reports of heavy damage there. a tsunami warning issues earlier has since been canceled. their is new reaction from the royal family to that apparent suicide of a nurse who was duped by two deejays looking to prank call the duchess of cambridge. a sydney-based radio station called the hospital where the differences was being treated for acute morning sickness. they preterngded to queen elizabeth and they tricked the nurse to transferring them to the private nurse who cave out sensitive information. >> what was being treated even by prince charles yesterday as a bit of a joke has turned today into a deep tragedy. 10 hours or so ago p
to try not to. think of being jim lovell from apollo 13 afford to was special the 40th anniversary of the last lunar landing and the one flight that did not make it. but outshone many people for how they handled the crisis. >> the crew of apollo 13. >> 56 hours into the flight the finished broadcast showing how comfortably they lived and worked. >> we will get back to a pleasant evening. >> nine minutes later oxygen tank number two blew up causing the number one tank to fail. >> houston we have a problem. forever linked to commander jim lovell. >> when the explosion occurred why not apollo 12414? i could not believe what was happening. then i said it is me. it is now. what i n
to apollo 17. >> i'm convinced that the space program will come back. >> the country needs to have something to look forward to, to look up to, to be proud of. >> what can we do in ten thousand years? look how far we went in 70 years. my grandmother on a farm in michigan had a ring telephone, no electricity, an out house and she walked the first guy walk on the moon. >> i'd like to see the next generation leave footprints like we left on the moon, and i hope that that happens. bill: you're going to love this show. it looks even better in hd. they didn't have that 40 years ago, did they. captain gene cernan former nasa astronaut with us now. n her, il by the way is hosting this. traveled all over the country to conduct these interviews. it's great to have you. gene, i just want you to tell our audience, if you can, what you want them to understand about what was done then, four decades ago. >> all right. you know, this -- today, as a matter of fact, bill, is the launch date 40 years ago, and in a week it will be 40 years since those final steps, and what i really want to have happen, we've go
thought to myself, why me? why didn't i go on apollo 12 or wait to apollo 14. for a little while i couldn't believe what was happening and then all of a sudden i said, well it is me and it is now. so what's next? jon: jim lovell, one of my all-time heroes. you can catch the entire documentary, fox news reporting, fly me to the moon, airing this sunday 9:00 p.m. eastern time right here on fox news channel. heather: i will definitely tune in for that. that is a good one. you heard of pacemakers for the heart but how about one for the brain? a promises new break through offering hope to alzheimer's patients. >>> plus how do you like your cup of joe? these elephants help make one of the world's most exotic coffees. 50 bucks a serving. the coffee beans, that's a whole different story. stay tuned. ligations, but oblig. ligations, but oblig. i need to rethink the core of my portfolio. what i really need is sleep. introducing the ishares core, building blocks for the heart of your portfolio. find out why 9 out of 10 large professional investors choose ishares for their etfs. ishares by blackrock.
of dollars from apollo, you can do it for less money now. but you keep the dollars going for new technologies, things that are harder to do, things that we couldn't do in the '60s and '70s, and '80s and build some of these new boosters. then you will do what nasa perhaps always intended to do, go beyond the edge and create a base of technology that someone else can come by and do space taxis to orbit or to the moon and private access. that is a sign of what they should be doing in the future, which is keep pushing new technologies, keep the funding high enough to keep the right people working there. >> that's a key, isn't it, jim? i mean, it was kind of a cool thing. i mean, when you got into space engineering, i mean, if you told somebody you worked at nasa or for heaven's sake, you were an astronaut, it was a really cool job. is the problem now that space travel and nasa isn't so cool anymore? how do you keep that moving forward? >> it's a problem around the world. the u.s. does not have that problem. the best and brightest still want to come work on the space program, either for nasa or ot
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